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4 Reasons You Should Expand Your Network

In his bestselling book Give and Take, Adam Grant argues that there are distinct disadvantages to reaching out only to people we already know for advice or assistance: We’re missing out of a rich [...]

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The Difference Between General-Use and Purpose-Built Platforms

There’s been a lot of news in the last year about how social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn have almost addictive qualities. Since their business models depend on ad [...]

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Why Social Capital Should be a KPI

I’ve been writing recently about why social capital is important and how to improve it. In a recent article in Institutional Investor called The Economic Value of Networking, Ashby Monk argues [...]

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6 Ways to Improve Your Social Network at Work

Last week, I wrote about why it’s so important to have a dedicated, sustained focus on social capital in the workplace. Any good leader knows they are only as good as the people on their team. In [...]

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4 Reasons Social Networks Matter at Work

We talk a lot about the importance of social capital here at Give and Take. But what do we mean by it? Social capital refers to the cooperative and productive benefits we get from our social [...]

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How Give and Take Improves Knowledge Collaboration

Earlier this year, I was introduced to a powerful trio of social scientists who were working on a variety of fronts to help organizations improve employee engagement and business outcomes by [...]